Jones: Schalke 'satisfied'

Schalke midfielder Jermaine Jones felt his side deserved their 1-1 draw against Galatasaray in the intimidating Turk Telecom Arena in Istanbul.

Last Updated: 21/02/13 at 10:32 Post Comment

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Jones scored a potentially priceless away goal for the German side on the stroke of half time and the former Blackburn man was delighted with their overall performance.

"We're absolutely satisfied," he said. "We made a few mistakes, for example the goal we conceded was an invitation, but overall, we played a very good game and rightfully grabbed a point.

"I think we've earned us a good amount of respect in the first half. They knew they were not able to open up the game, because it would have enabled us to finish our counters."

Jones' team-mate Julian Draxler revealed the club used computer software to help them prepare for what is traditionally one of the most hostile environments in European football.

"We simulated the atmosphere of this stadium with a laptop, which prepared us very well," he added.

"But of course, we are professionals and have go through things like that.

"Matches are a lot of fun if 60,000 fans hiss against you, but I think we focused on the important part, delivered a good performance and built ourselves a solid foundation for the second leg."

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